In the UK we can often take water for granted, but we do pay for it and it’s a precious resource, so don’t let it drain away.
Why not recycle it back into your garden or to use on your house plants? Rainwater is 100% pure unlike treated water that comes from the taps.
Collecting rainwater which falls onto British households' roofs would save about 30,000 million litres of fresh water each summer - that's enough drinking water to fill an entire reservoir!
Most water butts come with attachments that fit to your gutter's downpipe. These divert the rainwater into the butt until it fills, allowing any excess water to flow away as normal. The instructions are generally clear, and you need any great DIY skill to fit them, although if easier you might like to get someone to help you fit it.
Street Scene maybe able to help you get a water butt - email firstname.lastname@example.org